Sunday, 4 March 2018

My Sunday Photo Week 166 Unfinished Buildings in Dubai. The Pentominium

Artists impression of the Pentominium as taken from Wikipedia page, last updated May 2013.

Sadly this is what the Pentominium looks like now. Work on what would've been the 2nd tallest building in the world at 516 meters tall, started in July 2009 and was due to be completed in 2013. In May 2011 work stopped at the 22nd floor, due to the construction company falling behind with their loan repayments.
Now the Pentominium stands dwarfed by the completed residential buildings at Dubai Marina. Sadly it doesn't look like the building will ever be completed now as the views of the sea are no longer available due to recent construction of surrounding skyscrapers.

I can't find anything on the internet other than a proposed plan to restart work in 2014, which obviously never happened, but I'm keeping my eye on it.

You can see the other building projects in Dubai and around the World, I've been following below:


Week 158 Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 163 New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes

22 comments:

  1. No I could be wrong, but I think the development company will struggle to lease any of that office / residential space. It's just a hunch I have. . .

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  2. Such a lot of building, and all man made but looks like such an alien landscape.

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  3. It's a shame to see half built stuff, I hope this doesn't become a trend like Spain.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. there's not many buildings around half unfinished here thankfully, but there is an island left to complete and Dubai Pearl that appears to have been left also

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  4. What a shame. That first building looks beautiful #MySundayPhoto

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    1. even if they could finish it, it would never have the views now

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  5. What a waste of time and money. But it definitely doesn't look as attractive as the artist's impression with all the other stuff around it.

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    1. i doubt they'd be able to complete it now anyway with all the other buildings there now

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  6. What a shame, doesn't look like it will have very attractive views now at all if they ever did finish it #MySundayPhoto

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    1. no sadly the sea view is no longer available

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  7. Such a shame and can't believe how built up it is compared to the first projection photo #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I'm not sure how it would've worked in regards to the rest of the building being constructed there anyway, they'd have lost their sea view for sure

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  8. I love these little snippets. I must have driven past these buildings so many times and not actually known anything at all about the buildings!

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    1. I know most of the buildings names now, it fascinates me, the stories behind the buildings

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  9. What an interesting shot, it's always a shame when building's with such potential aren't finished. #MySundayPhoto

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  10. I use to work ins construction. I miss seeing landscape like this. Its so common for building's construction to be halted but I never expected it to happen in Dubai it being so rich. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. there are several projects left unfinished

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  11. Such a shame that it wont be completed #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I'm not sure they'd be able to finish it now, it's stood so long

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